Tikha Gathiya

Tikha Gathiya recipe | Gujarati Tikha Gathiya at home written and video recipe | No Baking Soda Recipe

Tikha Gathiya is a crunchy and spicy deep fried strands made from Gram flour dough. It’s a very common at gujarati household. It tastes awesome as a tea time dry snack or by adding it other to chevdas . Follow this easy and perfect recipe – No Baking soda recipe – and make this crispy snack and can be stored upto a month .
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Tikha Gathiya

  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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Crispy, Spicy, Crunchy snack made from gram flour. The best option for teatime snack . Stays fresh upto a month.


1 cup= 240ml

  • 500gm (2.5 cups) Gram flour / Besan
  • Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1.5 tbsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida
  • 1 tbsp Carom Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Black Salt
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 3 tbsp Hot Oil (to add in flour)
  • Oil to fry


  • Heat Oil in a kadai (to fry) Sieve besan in a wide plate . Add all spices and lemon juice .
  • Mix well .  Add water little by little and knead semi soft dough.
  • Pour hot oil on dough. Again mix so well.
  • Grease kitchen press well with Oil.
  • Fill it with dough till 2/3 .
  • Once oil from kadai is smoking hot , move kitchen press in circular motion over hot Oil .
  • Immediately DON’T touch or flip them .
  • After couple of seconds only flip and fry both sides till crispy .
  • Remove Gathiya from Oil and keep on Oil absorbant paper .
  • Repeat same procedure for rest of dough.
  • Store in a an air tight container once cooled completely ..
  • One can store this gathiya upto a month .
  • Crispy and crunchy Tikha Gathiya is ready.
  • Enjoy with Cup of Tea/ Coffee or this can be added to other Namkeen / Chivdas too .

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